Protesters rally against controversial bill

An umbrella and a towel left by protesters on a street shrouded by tear gas smoke during a massive demonstration outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hong Kong police have used tear gas and high-pressure hoses against thousands of protesters opposing a highly controversial extradition bill outside government headquarters. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Here are the latest developments on the ongoing protest in Hong Kong over China extradition bill.

10:00 | The unauthorized protests against a controversial new extradition agreement with China have dispersed across the city. It seems likely that protests will continue into the night.

Police fire tear gas towards protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hong Kong police used tear gas and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the semiautonomous territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

18:14 | The Hong Kong legislative council will not be holding the meeting today.

18:09 | Tear gas seemed to have been used in Hong Kong’s Admiralty station as seen on Cantonese social media.

17:50 | China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang dismisses rumors that the government would call in the Chinese military to clear the protests. Protesters are pushed back along Harcourt Road.

Protestors gather near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Thousands of protesters blocked entry to Hong Kong’s government headquarters Wednesday, delaying a legislative session on a proposed extradition bill that has heightened fears over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the semiautonomous territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

17:35 | Commissioner of Hong Kong Police Steven Lo Wai-chung has confirmed that police have used a “range of weapons” to suppress protests in the city center, including rubber bullets. Citizens are recommended not to enter the Admiralty area.

Riot police fire tear gas to protesters outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hong Kong police have used tear gas and high-pressure hoses against thousands of protesters opposing a highly controversial extradition bill outside government headquarters. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

16:40 | There are now unconfirmed reports that a protester was hurt in the face by a rubber bullet fired into the crowd. We are trying to obtain any kind of verification.

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4:30 p.m. Police fired tear gas and pepper spray at protestors in an effort to disperse the protest against the China extradition bill, according to CNN.

Protestors gather near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Hundreds of protesters surrounded government headquarters in Hong Kong on Wednesday as the administration prepared to open debate on a highly controversial extradition law that would allow accused people to be sent to China for trial. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)